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Rebranding cannabis: Grown-up branding for a legal industry

Whether you’re for or against it, the sale of legal cannabis is a huge and growing market – and one that’s striving for legitimacy. Growing up in the US, many of us are no stranger to the branding of the pre-legalized marijuana industry. We saw the face of Bob Marley or Snoop Dogg, the recognizable five-leafed... Read More

April 20th By

Brand identity designs bringing businesses to life

Branding is crucial to any company looking to stand out – and it goes far beyond creating a great logo. From business cards and stationary to social media, a brand’s identity needs to transcend across all forms of collateral and come off feeling just as strong. Signature colors, unique icons, mascots and eye-catching patterns are just a... Read More

April 18th By

Tripping out: The history of psychedelic design

Today, we’re taking a look back at that hazy yet brilliant period of artistic fluorescence: the later 1960s. Specifically, we wanted to explore the phenomenon of psychedelic design—a style that nowadays gets recycled often in commercial work, while its original history threatens to fade from collective memory. The history of psychedelic design is of course vast: it crossed countless borders... Read More

April 17th By

Project4 keeps vintage-inspired designs fresh

We’ve long admired Project4’s vintage-inspired brand work – and so have their clients. Made up of husband and wife duo, Jenny (pictured below) and Brian, Project4 started back in 2013 and have come a long way in very short amount of time. Here’s what they have to say: “We got married pretty early in life and had... Read More

April 15th By

Your ultimate cheat sheet to Facebook design

With the roll-out of our new Facebook contest category and the growing importance of social media design overall, we thought it was about time to focus on the different elements that make up Facebook design. In this article, we’ll break down the different elements of Facebook to ensure that you’re creating a well-branded and clickable web... Read More

April 15th By

Everything you need to know about Logo & Web (infographic)

Want to know more about our Logo & Hosted Web category? Check out this cool infographic created by 99designer, Frau Farbissina. It provides a checklist of what you need to do as a designer and what Jimdo features are available to create a beautiful, fully functioning basic site for your clients. For more information on how to... Read More

April 14th By

How to use clipping masks effectively

Clipping masks can be extremely useful in the Illustrator workflow – enabling rapid exploration of cut shapes, complex crops, and unique letterforms in a non destructive way. Unfortunately, the way clipping masks get translated to print can be unexpected due to the fact that the vector programs or interpreters used in production environments might not... Read More

April 13th By

15 ampersands in action

We recently published an article to “Get to know your ampersands“. Since then, we’ve been seeing them everywhere! And there’s certainly no shortage of ampersands inspiring us on 99designs. So here are some of our picks from the best ampersand usage in a logo design, courtesy of the design community. The Spoke & Bird Designer: GagaSnaga... Read More

April 11th By

Music streaming services that rock great UI

Music streaming services have been divisive since the industry started, because everyone listens to their music in a different way. Hundreds of companies have popped up to cater both to artist and music fans’ niche interests in the marketplace. The industry has been hot lately; there’s a lot of competition – and more to come. Jay-Z and fellow... Read More

April 10th By